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December 23, 2003

NPR - All Things Considered

Liberty Baptist Church, in the northeast Alabama town of Henagar, has cradled the sound of Sacred Harp singing for 110 years. There's no harp in Sacred Harp singing -- no instruments at all. Just the power of voice, in four-part harmony. The origin of the music goes back centuries -- first in England, then in colonial New England, then the music migrated south, where it took root. NPR's Melissa Block reports on the enduring appeal of Sacred Harp singing and the people who keep the tradition alive. Listen

Posted by acapnews at December 23, 2003 9:54 AM


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